ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
ROCK &. BLUES
Dates listed below are lor one-oil shows: see separate section lor residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Dates will be listed . provided that details reach our oliices at least one week beiore publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd. l
FRIDAY 18 Glasgow
I Capercaillie and The McCluskey Brothers Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. See preview. I The Fall. Bleach and Bad Manners The Dafter Friday. Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. 8pm. £15. Students and guests. Indie mavericks. indie whelps and superannuated cabaret stars are the order of the main stage at this year‘s Dafter Friday. Frank Skinner will be adding his own particular brand of toilet humour. and elsewhere in the building the funky Elias and the funk-rocky Auntie Rose will be performing. A casino and a string quartet are apparently some other reasons to part with your cash. I Teenage Fanclub Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 8pm—8am. £10. Students and guests. End-of—term all-nighter. with the Fannies choosing their own support bands — Boyfriend a distinct possibility. I The Orphans Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 7pm. £6.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. See preview. I Solomon Flynn and The Draniees King Tut‘s Wah Wah llut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3. Solomon Flynn have expanded their sound and theirline-up. 1 but ska and white reggae are still useful reference points for much of their set. i |
Oranjecs recently provided funky reliefat ; King Tut‘s A&R week sandwiched ‘ between the country-inﬂuenced pop/rock of Eden and The lloneychurch. merging jazz-funk with a rockier feel. ‘. I The Beat Poets Christmas Extravaganza Cottiers. llyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. I Free. The regular Yuletide jamboree from 3 the sharp-dressed surf guitar dudes. Along - with their own material. renditions of i ‘Silent Night‘ and possibly ‘We Three Kings‘ are mooted. and special guests are not out of the question. The Stax and Lou Rawls Christmas LPs will be aired beforehand to establish the correct ambience.
I The Fred Ouimby Ouartet Glasgow School OfArt. Renfrew Street. 3320691. 9.30pm. £3. Students and guests. A nine-piece — yes. that‘s right. a quartet equals nine people these days — funk band round off the term.
I The Supernaturals and It Only Nice‘n‘Slcazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £2.
I Glasgow Songwriters Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. A Cash For Kids fund-raiser. featuring virtually everyone in the club.
I The Touch MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Blues.
I The Blues Poets McCools Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs.
I The Cloud Assassins Porky‘s. Roadhouse. Clydebank. 951 4278. 10pm. Free. A mix of Caledonian rocky
reference points. even verging on boogie
at times and rejoicing in titles like ‘Funky Pig‘.
I Angela Cameron Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 1 1pm. Free. The Supper Club.
I Andy White and Fjaere Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. lndefatigable Belfast singer-songwriter with many admirers in this part of the world gives spirited life to another batch ofhis well-crafted. mischievous and thoughtful songs. Support comes from Edinburgh-based American songstress Fjaere. a compelling and exuberant performer. How about a duet for an encore?
I Scat Opera. Tinkerbell’s Dope Ring and The Monkeyshines Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9.30pm. £3.50 (£3). Martin and Firm — the guys whose guitar-case stickers say ‘My Other Band ls Goodbye Mr Mackenzie‘. And as ifthat weren‘t enough to whet your appetite. it‘s whispered that displaced Highlanders Tinkerbell's Dope Ring may be the lucky candidates for the 1993 Different Class single (West Lothian College‘s record label). the first ofwhich was an early Goodbye Mr Mackenzie track. Now. if that ain‘t spooky. what is? I Big George And The Business Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 .50 after 9pm. Glasgow's nigh-legendary guitarist unsheathes his plectrum for another round ofhigh-energy heavy blues.
I The Probes La Belle Angele. Hasties Close (behind The Pelican). Cowgate. 225 2774. 10pm. £1.99.
I Tea Dance Myth Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free.
I Fool Circle Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Grand Central Stevenson‘s College Students Association. Bankhead Avenue. 453 4798.
SATURDAY 19 Glasgow
I Gun and Baby Stallord Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £7.50plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Arguably Scotland‘s most successful contemporary rock band. who trace a traditional musical lineage but thankfully skimp on the usual tedious rocker cliches. if not on the sky-punching earnestness. Support comes from their erstwhile guitarist Baby Stafford.
I Andy White and Spida King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 2215279. 9pm. £4.50. See Fri 18.
I The Road Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £2.
I Ska B Dugs Revival Reggae. 13th Note (upstairs). Glassford Street. 553 1638. The Revival Reggae club takes place upstairs at The 13th Note for the first time with musical guests Ska B Dugs who. as you would imagine. are a ska band.
I The Henry Brothers Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. Uptempo folk rock.
I Fiaere MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. See Fri 18.
I Johnny Logue MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 3pm. Free.
I Word 01 Mouth Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Reminiscent ofa poppier Del Amitri.
I Zut! La Chute Cathedral Ilouse. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free. Cajun.
I Madeleine MacDonald Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 11pm. Free. The Supper Club.
I The iiootsle Tootsie Band Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50.
I The Bevolters Rico‘s. Ann Street. Greenock. 0475 83705.
I Anhretn and Goal Science Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341 . 9pm. See prevrew.
I Lights Out By Nine Marco‘s. Grove Street. 228 2141. Members£3. non-members £4. Fronted by Al Hughes. the finest voice to come out ofGlenrothes. Lights Out By Nine are a big soul band with heavy R&B influence. A CD is due to be released in the New Year. which their fan Jay Crawford will no doubt plug heavﬂy.
I Miraclehead and The Skuobie Dubh Orchestra Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9.30pm. £2. Punk funk jazz dance from a band who‘ve been compared with such diverse bodies as Nomeansno. Fishbone. Hiisker Du and James Brown. And not everyone can say that. Support.The Skuobie Dubh Orchestra are an all-cylinders bluegrass experience who manage to incorporate an Elvis cover into their set.
I Blueiinger Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Fifties- and 60s-sty1e sounds from Edinburgh‘s hardest-working rock‘n‘roll band.
I The Hideaway Blues Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 .50after 9pm.
I Beltane Code Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Boogalusa St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 10pm. Free.
I Skin It Back Marine Lounge. Promenade. Portobello. 669 178(). 9pm. Free.
SUNDAY 20 Glasgow
I The Funkollective, 8 Miles High and Balance Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 11pm. £7. Extended family ofArt School students who go exploring dance roots music. plus two suitably funky supports. I Head On Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £1.
I Fiaere Cottiers. llyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free. See Sat 19.
I The Ocean Solid Rock Cafe. llope Street. 221 1105. 10pm. Free.
I Nakedology Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street. 889 4706. 8.30pm. £1 .
I Engine Dugout. Cathcart Street. 0475 27918. 9pm. £2.
I Bad Manners Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £6. Tickets from Virgin. Ripping and The Cooler. Buster (‘nicest man in pop‘) Bloodvessel leads his merry band through a selection of their many hits. and more besides. There will probably be no shortage of Madness punters in the audience gearing up for tomorrow night either. DJs from Frottage and Rude.
I Auntie Rose, Sunlight and No Love Lost Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9.30pm.
£1 .50—£2. Pop-funkers Auntie Rose headline a Glasgow triple-bill.
I The Gods Oi Glam Bertie‘s. Merchant Street. 225 2002. 11pm. Free. Allyour favourites from the era ofstomping riffs and stonking platforms. plus ‘Puppy Love‘
., thrown in for a change of pace. ifyou‘re glucky.
I Live music Mission. Victoria Street. 225
3326. 11pm. £3 (£2).
I The Volunteers Ryrie‘s. l‘laymarket
. Terrace. 337 7582. 9pm. Free.
I Talent showcase Bugsy‘s. King‘s Stables ; Road. 228 6669.
I I Live music Negociants. Lothian Street.
225 6313. 10pm. Free.
; MONDAY 21
I Del Amitri Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601 . 7.30pm. £10 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin . Union Street. 226 4679. The start ofa
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record-breaking four-night stint. were it not for a matter of three weeks and a certain American funk rock crew. Sec feature.
I Goodbye Mr Mackenzie and Adam 812 Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £6.50 (advance ). £7.50 (door). The first of two Cathouse shows for the Edinburgh combo whose expansive. intelligent pop/rock should sound as at home in this venue as it does in the less intimate ones they‘re used to playing. First of two nights. I Lugworm, Snagglepuss and Pornocoyote Dunny. 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £1 . After their Gunshot show. the Glasgow Collective return to their usual noisy guitar roots and to the sanctity ofThe Dunny.
I Snorpy Pig Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street. Paisley. 889 4706. 9.30pm. £1 .
I Madness. The Farm and 808 State lngliston Exhibition Centre. See feature for Madness and preview for 808 State. I Makossa (TBC) Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. A steaming brew of reggae. soul and African pop.
I Covered In Sun Subway. Cowgate . 225 6766. 9.30pm. £1 .50—£2.
I The Night Kitchen La Belle Angele. llasties Close (behind The Pelican). Cowgate. 225 2774. 9.30pm. Free. Nine-piece soul-blues band.
I Rab Howatt Citrus Club. (irindlay Street. 2296697. Blues.
I Live music Mission. Victoria Street. 225 3326.11pm.£3(£2).
I Live music Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
TUESDAY 22 Glasgow
I Del Amitri Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. See feature.
3 I Goodbye Mr Mackenzie and Adam 812 Cathouse. Brown Street. 2486606. 8pm.
£6.50 (advance). £7.50 (door). See Mon 21. I Wanted. Wedgewood Line, Johnny Turk
and Universal King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St f
Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8pm. £4. A
: generous four-band bill of varying sounds
club together to raise money for Care For The Wild.
' I Glasgow Songwriters ieaturing Archie Red i
Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Tonight featuring original Christmas songs. If you‘ve written one yourself. come along and play it.
I The Idle Poor, Loverumble. SUSand Roundhouse Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £2. North Glasgow Music College bands.
I The Daes Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street. Paisley. 8894706. 9.30pm. £1 .
I Live music Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.